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Winter Break Fitness Challenge


What: Winter Break Fitness Challenge
When: Monday December 23, 2013 – Sunday, January 26, 2014
Where: UW Green Bay Kress Events Center
Whether you frequent the Kress or have yet to visit since the announcement of the Faculty/Staff Free Membership Program, NOW is your time to do so while working towards rad prizes! All Faculty/Staff have free UNLIMITED access to the Kress Events Center over the Winter Break time period.To Participate:

  1. Visit the Kress during business hours and check-in at the front desk (campus ID & a second pair of shoes required).
  2. Ask the front desk attendant for an entry slip for the Faculty/Staff Winter Break Fitness Challenge.
  3. Complete the slip(s) and give back to the front desk attendant to enter for the drawing.

See the flyer for more information, including prizes and timelines for the drawings.  Let’s keep it HOT inside the Kress these cold winter days!

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn


The Four Disciplines of Execution Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Green Bay – Stadium
2785 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Italian Buffet
Garden salad, hot baked garlic breadsticks, homemade lasagna, pasta with alfredo and marinara, chicken parmesan, coffee, iced tea or milk.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
The Four Disciplines of Execution
Leaders face the common challenge of driving change and achieving goals. The Covey Group developed the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) which is a process to execute strategy. Any individual, team or organization can utilize 4DX to focus on the principles of execution and attain wildly important goals.
About the Speaker
Shauna M. Froelich, JD
Program Coordinator, School of Justice Studies
Rasmussen CollegeShauna has been an Instructor at various colleges in Wisconsin, including Rasmussen College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Lakeland College, North West Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University. She specializes in teaching legal, ethical and leadership courses. She views education as a creative process, stimulating critical thinking and active engagement in the world. Shauna teaches students that learning is an ongoing process of critical inquiry. Her goal is to promote personal reflection and action outside the classroom.Shauna serves as program coordinator for the School of Justice Studies at Rasmussen College. Additionally, she has consulted for the Green Bay Police Department and Brown County Communications Department on issues of leadership and organizational change.

Shauna holds degrees in history and law from Xavier University and Marquette University Law School, respectively. She married her law school sweet heart and served in the United States Air Force thereafter. Shauna was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in the 67th Information Operations Intelligence Wing, San Antonio, Texas. She provided support for intelligence operations during the war in Iraq. Following her commission in the Air Force, Shauna and her husband moved back to their home state of Wisconsin. 

Shauna’s family life is full of energy. With four children, a dog, and a husband who is an attorney, there is rarely a dull moment. In her free time, she loves date nights, water skiing, painting, outdoor adventures and the beach.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Sessions

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.     Please see the attachments for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options.

When:   Monday; December 9, 2013; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   University Union Building, Heritage Room #232

 You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at .

December Timesheet Deadlines

As the holiday season is upon us, our payroll deadlines have to be adjusted due to the timeframe in which we can get the payroll’s processed amidst all of the legal holidays. As a result of those adjustments, we are requesting the following changes to the timeframe for submitting your timesheets:

December A (12/1/13-12/14/13)
Please submit your timesheet and absences by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12th.

December B (12/15/13-12/28/13)
Please submit your timesheet and absences by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 26th.

If you have any questions please email

Relay for Life Kickoff Party


Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. The American Cancer Society leads the search for cancer’s causes and cures and helps save lives!

Come to the Relay for Life kickoff meeting to learn more about the event and how you can form a team and be part of the Relay.

What:   Relay for Life Kick off informational session
When:  Monday, December 2nd
5 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: the Mauthe Center
This informational session will inform you about UW Green Bay’s Relay being held on Friday, April 26, 2014. Can’t make it? Watch the Wellness Committee website for further information. 

Welcome New Employee Virginia Englebert

Virginia started on November 11, 2013, as an IS Business Automation Senior.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas.  She earned her BS in Computer Science at UW-Green Bay.  She is married and has six children.

Welcome New Employee Katherine Jarosz

Katherine started on October 28, 2013, as an International Recruitment Specialist.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked in Wuhan, China, at Central China Normal University for two years.  She graduated from Augustana College and earned a BA in Asian Studies.  Her hometown is Libertyville, Illinois.

Healthy Holiday Choices Potluck

What: Healthy Holiday Choices Potluck
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
12 – 1 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix C
The average American holiday dinner is loaded with 3000 calories and 229g of fat. By swapping more traditional foods for healthier ones, you can drop this consumption significantly while also getting more vital nutrients out of your meal. Join your co-workers and share a healthy version of your holiday favorites! Visit the websites below to gather some ideas on what to bring and how to shift your holiday menu to cut down on unnecessary calories! Please feel free to sign up for a menu item and/or send us a copy of your recipe so we can share with all who attend.

** Silverware, plates, napkins, cups and water will be provided.

Tips and Tricks for Healthy Eating this Holiday Season

  1. Eat a snack before dinner. Enjoy some fruits and vegetables before getting to your meal to avoid overeating.
  2. Exercise early and keep moving! Working out early ensures that you will get some time for yourself and work off some calories before loading up!
  3. Manage beverage consumption- holiday beverages are laden with calories- be conscious of the non-food calories you are consuming.


Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Lunch and Learn: Okinawan Diet and Lifestyle


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Okinawan Diet and Lifestyle
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12 – 12:40 p.m. 
Where: University Union
Phoenix B 
Dr. Akishi Oshita from of Cornerstone Chiropractic will be giving a nutrition and lifestyle presentation on the Okinawan Diet.  This people of Okinawa Japan have some of the longest life expectancy in the world.  In addition, Okinawans have very low rates of cancer in comparison to Americans. Dr. Aki who is originally from Japan, will be discussing this diet and lifestyle. Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Fidelity Investments Individual Counseling Sessions

Fidelity Investments is offering individual counseling sessions where you can confidentially discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity representative.  During consultations, participants can review their current retirement plan and investment strategy, as well as discuss ways in which Fidelity can help along the road to retirement.

David Eichler, Fidelity Planning & Guidance Consultant will be coming to campus on:

Monday, December 16th, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
University Union, Manistique Room, #101C

To schedule a confidential consultation with your Fidelity Investments representative, David Eichler, call 1-800-642-7131 or go to